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English Immigration to America Timeline

English Immigration to America Timeline
The English History Timeline of Immigration to America provides a fast overview of the immigrants from England who helped to build America. The foundation of the United States of America was built upon the religions, ideals, skills and culture that the first immigrants from England brought with them. Famous historical events include the establishment of the first 13 colonies which were founded by immigrants to gain religious freedom or profit from the lands and natural resources of the New World. It is estimated that over 50,000 undertook the 3000 mile journey to America during the Great Migration between 1620 and 1640. The History Timeline of English Immigration to America is therefore extremely important and reflect important dates and events that prompted the emigration of people from England. The History Timeline of English Immigration to America includes important dates and events in the history of England that contributed to the push and pull factors which led to mass immigration from England.

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What were the reasons for English immigration to America and what was happening in England to prompt the drastic action of leaving home for an unknown life in America? The English Immigration to America Timeline provides dates and important events that provide the history of US immigration from England. The English Immigration to America Timeline highlights the Push and Pull factors of immigration such as political and religious persecution, wars that occured in England together with dates of any natural disasters such as floods, plague, crop failures and famine. The dates and types of religious and political conflicts and the natural disasters that afflicted England are highlighted in the English Immigration to America Timeline enabling kids and students to understand the history of immigration to the United States.

English Immigration to America Timeline
Between 1820 - 2000 English Immigration to America totalled 5 million. According to the US Bureau of the Census of 2000 a total of 24,509,692 Americans claimed to be solely or partially of English descent. English-Americans made a significant impact on the culture of Americans and the history of the United States as can be seen in the following timeline detailing these immigrants to America.  

English Immigration to America Timeline

    1585 English Immigration to America begins in 1585 when the famous English explorer Sir Walter Raleigh sponsored the first colonists who settled on Roanoke Island.  
         
    1587 The first child born of English parents in America was called Virginia Dare who was born August 18, 1587  
         
    1607 The English established the Jamestown settlement in the Virginia Colony  
         
    1618 The introduction of the Headright System substantially increased the number of English migrants to America.  
         
    1619 This was year when English immigrants introduced the first African slaves to the British colonies  
         
    1620 The Mayflower Pilgrims landed in America who established the Plymouth Colony  
         
    1624 The 1623-1624 Famine hit the north and north-west of England and more people considered the option of emigrating to the New World  
         
    1626 An important date when the early immigrants founded the New York Colony  
         
    1634 George Calvert, Lord Baltimore founded the colony of Maryland that became home to Catholic, Anglican and Baptist immigrants  
         
    1636 The rebel Puritans Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson established the Rhode Island Colony in order to obtain religious freedom  
         
    1636 The Puritan Thomas Hooker led a group of colonists to found Connecticut Colony  
         
    1638 The Delaware Colony was established and colonized by Quaker, Catholic, Lutheran and Jewish immigrants  
         
    1638 The Puritan John Mason founded the New Hampshire Colony  
         
    1642 Many of the early English immigrants returned to England to fight in the English Civil War which raged from 1642 to 1651.  
         
    1653 Anglican and Baptist immigrants established the colony of North Carolina  
         
    1663 Anglican and Baptist immigrants established the colony of South Carolina  
         
    1664 Lord Berkeley and George Carteret founded the New Jersey Colony which was first colonized by different religious sects of Quakers, Catholics, Lutherans and Jews  
         
    1665 The Great Plague of London killed an estimated 100,000 people, about 15% of London's population died of the Bubonic Plague. The Great Fire of London (1666) helped to wipe out the disease.  
         
    1682 William Penn established the Pennsylvania Colony initially for Quakers who were soon joined by Catholic, Lutheran and Jewish settlers  
         
    1688 The French Indian Wars (1688-1763) began and would last for 75 years during which time additional land and new trading opportunities became available to the English immigrants.  
         
    1689 The parliament in England passed the English Bill of Rights, many of its  principles would later feature in the Constitution of the United States and therefore extremely important to migrants  
         
    1732 James Oglethorpe founded the colony of Georgia that was settled by Anglican and Baptist immigrants.  
         
    1727 Famine of 1727–1728 in the Midlands results in more people deciding to emigrate  
         
    1775 The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776 starting the American Revolutionary War which would have a profound effect on the lives of immigrants to America. The English immigrants believed their rights and liberties were being abused and they were being treated as inferior to people in England.  
         
    1776 The most significant document in the history of America, the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776  
         
    1783 Continental Congress officially declared the end to the American Revolutionary War on April 11, 1783  
         
    1783 Congress officially declared the end to the American Revolutionary War on April 11, 1783 and the British colonies became American colonies who welcomed immigrants from many other countries.  
         
    1800's Over 2 million English immigrants moved to America in the 1800's.  
         
    1831 Between 1831-50 a Cholera epidemic begins in London. More than 55,000 people die in outbreaks across England and Wales.  
         
    1892 Immigration to America exploded in the 1880's and the US began to pass laws to restrict immigration. The Ellis Island immigration center was opened where migrants from Europe, including England, were required to undertake to medical and legal inspections.  
         
    1907 The 1907 Immigration Act was a law that was passed to restrict the number of immigrants. It also established the Dillingham Commission whose report led to further stringent and specific immigration restrictions.  
         
    1911 The Dillingham Commission report was issued which distinguished between "Old Immigrants" from Northern Europe and "New Immigrants", which were categorized as inferior, from countries in Asia and Southern Europe.  
         
    1921 The 1921 Emergency Quota Act used percentage system to restrict the number of immigrants from a given country  
         
    1924 The Immigration Act of 1924 further restricted the number of immigrants from a given country. 87% of permits went to immigrants from Britain, Ireland, Germany, and Scandinavia (the "Old Immigrants"  
         
    1945 The War Brides and Fiancées Acts allowed American Soldiers to bring their foreign partners, including many English girls, to the US  
         
    1900's The English Immigration to America decreased as English people who wanted to emigrate turned to Canada and Australia.  
         
     

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English Immigration to America Timeline: The History of Migration from England
The English Immigration to America Timeline provide a fast overview of key dates, events and people in the history of England that had a significant effects on the waves of immigration to America. Details of the first immigrants and settlers are all featured. Discover the important dates and  history of England that explain the Push and Pull factors of immigration to America. The English Immigration to America Timeline details the sequence of related historical events which are arranged in a simple chronological order of dates. The English Immigration to America Timeline provides a fast understanding of relevant and key dates, events, people and places at a glance and the push and pull factors of immigration from England.

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